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Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Statement on the Passing of Ralph C. Wilson

“I was sad to learn of Mr. Wilson’s passing this afternoon.  Everyone in Buffalo is a Bills fan, but Buffalo itself had no greater fan than Ralph Wilson.  Born and raised in the City of Buffalo, I have been a Bills fan my entire life.  Some of my greatest memories as a child were watching games with my family.” 

Sales Tax Revenue on the Decline

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw is reporting that sales tax revenue collections for January of 2014 are significantly down from the prior year. This is the second consecutive month of significant negative year to year growth for sales tax revenue.

January 2014 Sales Tax Revenue Letter

My office has received final figures from the state for January 2014 sales tax revenue. To date, we have collected $28,906,262.91. The county does not budget sales tax revenue on a month to month basis, but rather, sets an annual amount to be collected. In order to track sales tax revenue, our office can only compare its growth performance to prior years. Compared to revenue collections in January of 2013, 2014 collections for the same time period are down $2,197,533.08. This represents a year to year negative growth rate of -7.070%.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

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The Erie County Comptroller’s Office is monitoring expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how your tax dollars are being spent. Whether it is local tax dollars from the county surplus or federal funds, your taxes are being used to cover costs associated with the county-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. You have a right to know how this money is spent.